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Old 02-03-2010, 05:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have just purchased an 8703e CDMA model Blackberry (on eBay) (from a seller in Canada) I will be using it to replace my old Motorola Q (which I have given up on) My service is with the Telus network. The phone is not enabled yet and the battery is charging. I received some messages from Telus when I turned on the phone and I am starting to set up my options. The phone looks nice and I am pleased with it.

My plan is to enable (switch over phones) online, as that seems to be the cheapest way to go. I also have the option of taking it into the store to activate. The phone currently has 4.1 version software installed and came with a copy of DM 4.3 on CD. I notice that there is an OS: 8703 4.2.1.201/4.2.1.119 (CDMA) version of the software available onsite (specifically states for CDMA) should I update to this version before I activate?

Note: I will just be using the phone for email and BM (on BIS) - I have no plans to use the web browser.

Also:There is an icon on the screen to 'activate BES' but nothing I can see to setup BIS email. Likely I will be able to set that up when I activate. Would anyone please care to advise on the best way to proceed?

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Just call your carrier and do it on the phone. Make sure you get the BB data plan added.

I would upgrade to OS 4.2
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Thank you: I have done that and have the phone working. I do not seem to have any options available to setup email accounts via BIS though (I have added unlimited email to my account & BM) with support.

I will try to setup from the Telus website.
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Did you get a Blackberry Data plan?. If not you do not get aditional mail boxes and you also do not have BIS access. A regular data plan does not work.
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Thank you all for the help: Telus have a $15 a month unlimited email and BM plan (no web browsing) and that what I setup. It took awhile to change over (from my old Smartphone data plan) The good news is that I am back in business and am setting my email accounts now.

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